Meeting every first Thursday of the month
The Town Street Tavern, (upstairs)
Horsforth Town Street, 8pm
Members welcome



2018 Yorkshire Centre Team Trial
On 29th July West Leeds club (www.westleeds.co.uk) are running the 2018 Team Trial.
Regs are out, venue is Skyrakes. 
Yorkshire Clubs are invited to submit teams to ride in the trial.
We’ve been a bit tardy in organising this in the past but we hope to do better this year. 
First, have a look at the classes on the Regs (should be in the ‘Regs’ post in the ‘Posts’ menu).

Then if you’ve got 2 mates that can ride in the same class and are Horsforth Club members you can enter your team of three. You can ride ‘up a class’ but not down.
Best news is Horsforth Club will Pay For Your Entry, all we ask is you are eligible and make a Bona Fide attempt at the trial representing the Club
NB – Severity is like a Yorkshire Centre Trial so only consider entering if you have successfully
competed at that level (including Clubman Courses).
It’s not a free-for-all, it needs organising via Horsforth Club who submit the entries to West Leeds.
Tom Green is the man to contact if you want to enter as a team –
message him on Facebook or catch him at a trial

Data Protection – quick summary; we’ve all been bombarded with Data Protection emails following the GDPR implementation and HDMC had to make some changes too. Three main things you need to know are;-
You can read the HDMC Data Protection and Privacy Policy by clicking the GDPR tab,
Entry Forms, Membership forms etc will be altered as required to cover GDPR issues,
Whilst HDMC could share personal data with the ACU and other ACU related organisations and vice versa, we do not make personal data available to third parties for marketing.

A good weekend for Horsforth lads in the Nationals on 10th June.
At the Sheffield and Hallamshire Youth Nationals, Harvey Taglione and Frankie Rhodes came 5th & 9th in the B Class and Jonny Fannon 5th in the C Class medium wheel.
Great performances from other local riders including Joe Faunthorpe 2nd in A class and Harry and George Hemingway 1st and 2nd in C Class.
Meanwhile Keiran Child made the long trip down to the Anthony Rew Nationals in Devon and came in 8th in the Experts Class, 2 places behind the excellent Emma Bristow – no shame in that K!

Award winners; if you didn’t pick up your award at the prize presentation dinner you might be able to pick them up from Russ at KUDU at the next trials. NB he will only have some of the awards, not the major trophies – there’s a list of the ones he will have 

Colin Appleyard’s ace fun video can be found in here

2018 Championship Points list is usually updated after each trial,  click on ‘Posts’ above or there’s a shortcut here

Regs and entry forms for Yorkshire centre & WYC etc trials in ‘Posts’ shortcut here

Bringing along an observer is like getting a free entry; £15 is given to each observer. If you know anyone who wants to try it, click here for more info.

£1630.27 was raised for charity at the Bob Owen trial in November; thanks to everyone who did their bit. Find out how much we’ve raised in total (and see a bit of history) click here

Quickest way to get to the most recent trial results (the last 3) is to click where it says the result over on the right (down below if you are on a phone) in the rusty ‘Recent Events’ panel

We’ve been faffing again,
We are changing the flags we use to mark the easy route
Find out more

Last year’s Awards List here

The Printable Events List for 2018 is here
Always check back on the website for upcoming trials in case there are any changes.

The 2018 ACU handbook is available here
for an extract of the youth age ranges, scroll down below,

The simplest way to get 2018 ACU registration and Club Membership sorted is to click here follow the link and when prompted choose Option A which enables you to renew Club Membership at the same time as ACU Registration. The ACU pass the info and Club Membership payment on to us. Keeps it nice and simple, all done in one go, no faffing about with Affiliation codes and you just need to bring your ACU card to a trial to prove you have both ACU registration and Club Membership for 2018. Call them on 01788 566417 if there’s a problem.

This message will appear at signing on:-

More entry details here

Thanks to Simon Green we still have the same title sponsor for the Club Series in 2018 but the trials are now named SGME (Simon Green Motor Engineers – Click on the ‘Sponsors’ tab in ‘Info’ for the place to go for your servicing).

Confused by the flags? updated as at January 2018 – click here

Full details of Horsforth Club Series Entry requirements here please note the additional parental requirements where riders are under 18.

ACU Registration – system glitch.
Apparently, the ACU haven’t catered for riders wishing to change their ‘host’ club when renewing ACU registration. If this affects you, give them a ring on 01788 566417 and they should be able to sort it out.


A Class born between 01.01.2001 and 31.12.2002
B Class born between 01.01.2003 and 31.12.2005
C Class born between 01.01.2006 and 31.12.2008
D Class born between 01.01.2009 and 31.12.2012
Note: To ride a Combustion engined machine the rider must have attained 6 years.
E Class Minimum age – 4 years and born after 01.01.2013.

Long standing Horsforth club secretary Barrie Fairburn has decided to step back from the role Read more..
For all Club Membership enquiries, (including ACU Affiliation numbers), please contact Graham Wilson directly either by email (gericwilson@ntlworld.com) or phone (0113 217 6509) but NOT via Facebook or the Contact Form on here.

All being well the Club Points Positions spreadsheet should be updated not too long after each trial so you can follow your progress throughout the year, courtesy of Graham Spreadsheet Wilson; click on ‘Posts’ on the menu bar above. 

Where are our Trials? Just about everything you need to know about a trial (including the results afterwards) can be found by clicking on that specific ‘Event’ including a map of the location. There’s a bit more info on the locations (and maybe even the nearest postcode) in ‘Locations’ which is revealed when you mouse over the ‘Info’ tab.

RESULTS:- we always try to get the results up on the relevant ‘Event‘ page on here and there is a shortcut to them by clicking on the results message in the ‘recent events’ section just on the right (or below if you are reading this on a phone).
They arealso on
www.facebook.com/horsforthtrials as soon as they are available (usually on the night of the trial unless something prevents it) so remember to have a look there – or if you are on facebook, ‘like’ our page and the results will come to you!
We also like to support TrialsCentral so the events and results can usually be found on there too although on a few occasions we’ve had trouble submitting them successfully.
Quickest way for recent events is to click on the result line on the right here (or below if you are reading this on a phone) in Recent Events. For historical results just go the the relevant ‘Event’.

All our day time trials start at 11.

Just a reminder of our Club Trial changes (that go back to the start of 2016) here 

Costs held for 2018
Membership £10, (£5 16 & under), includes Swaine Woods access, Day membership £2
Club Series Trials, £15 adults, £10 16 & under
Other Trials might be dearer (usually Yorkshire Group Trials) as specified on the Regs.
Day ACU Registration £3.

Remember, if you ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/horsforthtrials) you’ll get a notification reminding you of our next trial in the week before and also when the results are posted.Update; seems that, coincident with now receiving lots of unsolicited (paid for!) notifications, no longer is everyone receiving all FB/Horsforth posts on their FB page. Can only suggest that more frequent ‘liking’ might help improve the latter problem; I guess we are stuck with the former.
If anyone can throw any light on this please let us know.

Youth bikes
Please note that ALL YOUTH PETROL and ELECTRIC BIKES must have a cut off lanyard fitted and used.
Contact Trials UK on 01132 81 82 42 for the correct lanyard (electric are different from the petrol versions).
Please also remember that Youths must wear long sleeved shirts when riding as per the ACU rules.



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